Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Omid Djalili Life Story Interview…..
Omid Djalili is the Iranian actor/ comedian who spends most of his time trying to keep his weight down by yoyo dieting and playing football in West London still hoping to get spotted by Brentford Football Club.
He’s Starred in Hollywood movies like Gladiator, Sex & The City & The Mummy.
On TV he’s appeared in Whoopi for NBC as well as his own TV show for the BBC and he regularly sells out theatres across the UK as a stand-up comedian.
Omid Starred in ‘Oliver’ in 2009 and Belfield went to meet him at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Enjoy a rare, in-depth and Exclusive life story with Alex & Omid…..
Alex and Omid together in 2009…
Djalili has appeared in a number of films, most notably Gladiator, The Mummy, Mean Machine, The World Is Not Enough, Alien Autopsy, Spy Game, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Grow Your Own, Notting Hill, Mr Nice, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Sex and the City 2 and provides his voice in Over the Hedge.
He had observed that he usually appears as a generic Middle Eastern background character in many of these films, often commenting that he appears in the James Bond film as the “Second Azerbaijani oil pipe attendant”.
He appeared as Nasim in the U.S. sitcom Whoopi, starring Whoopi Goldberg, and picked up an international film award for Best Supporting Actor in Casanova, starring alongside Heath Ledger and Jeremy Irons.
The first significant success of his stand-up comedy career was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995 with “Short, Fat Kebab Shop Owner’s Son”, followed by “The Arab and the Jew” with Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina in 1996.
He has performed in numerous countries, including Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Canada and the United States, where he had his own HBO Special and did 22 episodes of the NBC sitcom Whoopi with Whoopi Goldberg.
Recorded by Alex Belfield in the West End for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.